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KRON
Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
disclose their internet service provider. >> the cdc is also a sign that this vaccination for this flu season is unprecedented. california is just one of a few states that is not from the few full force. it has crossed the threshold to become an official epidemic with the number of deaths that has already claimed. this year's strain known as h3n2 is a particularly nasty one. we're seeing people, very high fever, um often they're laying down curled up, looking very unwell. quite severe, seeing rates of hospitalization higher than last 2 years and enough to give us all concern. the cdc says 20 children have died since the beginning of the flu season. it doesn't track adults, but some states have reported dozens of deaths. >> pam: that was catherine heenan reporting. the c-d-c says the flu becomes epidemic at some point every year. but this year it's about two weeks earlier than usual. >> vivian brown, one of the san francisco twin sisters, known for their colorful matching outfits and infectious smiles. has died. the 85-year-old brown suffered from alzheimer's disease and died in her sle
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >> tomorrow, the cdc will release its latest flu numbers. they expect a big jump. viruses considered widespread in 40 states. tracy potts has more on the flu frenzy in today's medical alert. >> in boston, the mayor declared a public health emergency. they have had 700 cases so far. >> that is 10 times the number of total cases we saw last year. >> they are offering free flu shots to combat what the cdc says could be one of the worst flu seasons we have seen in years. >> it was like something hit me like a truck. >> doctor visits have doubled in the last four weeks. some schools have closed. crowded emergency rooms are turning people away. this pennsylvania hospital set up a tent for the overflow. >> we can see them, and evaluate them, discharge them right from the tent. >> so far, at 18 children have died, including this 6-year-old from texas. >> she was daddy's girl. i do not know what to do. >> this north carolina hair salon is seen the impact on workers and customers. >> they are canceling appointments, rescheduling, coming in coughing. it has
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 2:00am PST
outbreak has reached a new level. >> if you look at the charts that the cdc put out on their website, it clearly has gone above that threshold. we are into what would classically be described as a flu epidemic. >> senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is live in ft. worth, texas, with what may be some good news. she has an early read on the new flu numbers that we're getting. elizabeth, what have you learned? >> the cdc every friday release the new flu numbers. i got an early look at them. as you said a little bit of good news. the flu activity in this country has gone down a bit. two weeks ago we were talking about 29 states having high levels of flu activity. now we're talking about 24 states having high level of flu activity. that is good news. now i want to talk about the numbers in a sightly different way. this gets confusing, so bear with me. we're seeing less flu in the united states, but it is spread out more. geographically it has spread out to more locations. so, to put that in terms of numbers, two weeks ago, 41 states were seeing widespread activity, meaning it was
NBC
Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
we've seen in more than a decade. it has the cdc concerned and tonight, cities across the country and their hospitals are feeling the strain, and we haven't even reached the 50 yard line of flu season. emergency departments have become ground zero in the fight against the flu. at new york st. barnabus hospital the hallways are packed with patients. what's the status today? >> right now compared to last year at this time we've seen three times as many flu patients as we've seen all of last year. >> reporter: more than 50 cases a day of flu-like symptoms. is it fair to say you are overwhelmed? >> i'd say yes we're at overflow right now, we definitely are, we're very busy. >> reporter: patients like lawrence johansson. >> yesterday morning, fever, feeling terrible. >> reporter: you look like you feel lousy. >> i do. >> reporter: at brigham and women's hospital, 50 more already this year than all of last year. veteran e.r. doctor, dr. charles pazner. >> patients feel like they're run over by a bus, body aches, joint aches, feverish, oftentimes have sweats. >> reporter: in chicago hospital
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
there to check on her, and she was gone. >> reporter: the cdc said 18 of the affecting states are about to hit epidemic levels for the flu. things are likely to get worse. there are five more weeks before the end of this flu season. reporting from new york. >> abc2 news is your source for the very latest information on this flu outbreak as it continues. >> abc2 news linda so has been following the outbreak and has more on why this season is more dangerous. >> reporter: it's the type of flu strain. it's called the h3n2. that could be one of the reasons why we're seeing so many cases so early in the season. flu season typically peaks in february but many hospitals saw a spike in december. the numbers were way up. 875 patients came into the emergency room last month with flu-like symptoms. on any given day as many as 25 to 30 patients are being seen in the emergency department. the h3n2 strain has been known to make you feel more sick and cause more respiratory problems, especially in the elderly. >> it's not a new or novel flu strain when we had the swine flu that came out a couple
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
cdc is reporting now that they have classified 41 states as having what they call widespread flu activity. more than 2200 people hospitalized, 18 children, 23 adolescents, sadly have died nationwide. the percentage of people seeing their health care provider for flu-like symptoms has climbed sharply. from just under 3% the almost 6%, doubling in the last four weeks. last year's relatively mild season peaked. experts are calling this year's flu strikingly similar to the severe strain of 2003 and for resulting in more than 40,000 from related deaths. this season is just getting started. according to the cdc, increased selectivity could continue for up to two more months, persisting much as the h1 in one or swine flu pandemic of 2009 that resulted in nearly half a million deaths worldwide. meanwhile, hospitals across the country are reporting they are overwhelmed by the number of patients with influenza-like symptoms flooding their emergency rooms. one pennsylvania hospital has been forced to put up by huge mobil surged ten to to handle incoming slipcases. potentially the artist's e
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
. it's not too late to get some protection and today, the cdc provided first indication as to how well the vaccine is working. turns out it's 62% effective, meaning, if you got the vaccine you're 62% less likely to have to visit your doctor for the flu. but the cdc acknowledges there have been shortages of the vaccine, so our team fanned out across the country to see what they could find. in chicago. >> i'm going to log on to flu.gov to find the closest place to get a flu shot. >> reporter: at the pharmacy, success. >> do you have flu vaccine left? >> we certainly do. >> reporter: in new york city, another success. >> so right now you're administering ten vaccines an hour? >> reporter: but in gulfport, mississippi, our first call came up empty. >> we don't have any. >> you don't have any left? >> reporter: tonight, the cdc says if at first you don't succeed keep calling around. >> with these weeks left, rich, can you get the flu twice? >> unfortunately, you can. there is at least three strains of flu that are out there, so if in october, november, you got one strain, you are still susc
KRON
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
let's take a look at what the center for disease control says. the cdc uses data from hospitals and research centers. it's not as close to real time as google flu trends is, but it's probably more accurate. according to the cdc, this is what the county looked like back in october with very minimal flu activity. as we move forward into november and december, the same story plays out as influenza reports start to spike in the south and by new years it's everywhere, just like with google. but here's the good news, if we move forward a week into 2013 the cdc map actually shows that influenza cases started to drop off. the center for disease control has actually seeing fewer flu cases, but in it's not unheard of for cases to dip and then pick back up again as it did in in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> pam: if you're flying in or out of s-f-o this weekend, you could experience some delays. and they have nothing to do with the weather. kron 4's dan kerman explains. a closure of another type is causing problems for commuters on the dumbarton bridge. since the beginning of
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
deaths in the u.s. last week. the cdc reports widespread flu activity in nearly every state except california, mississippi and hawaii. why mississippi would be there in the middle of things and not have a wid spread. probably has more to do with reporting than reality. it was widespread in just 41 states in the previous week. in eastern oklahoma one school district canceled classes because nearly one quarter of the 650 students report they came down with the flu bug. and we reported about shortages of flu vaccine in some areas in the united states including the city of summerville massachusetts but the cdc director says calm down with that. the overall picture is good and folks have plenty of opportunities to get the shot. >> if you haven't been vaccinated and want to be, better late than never but call the preprovider ahead of time. most of of the more than 130 million doses produced by vaccine manufacturers this year have already been given. >> shepard: and it is still too early to tell how bad flu season may yet turn out. it already killed at least 20 kids across the country as
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm PST
their thing. when you're better. see you tonight. fbn. >> eric: we have a fox news alert. the cdc just released new figures showing dramatic and dangerous statistics about this year's flu season that is raging across the united states. 47 states are now dealing with widespread outbreak of the deadly flu. this strain is now officially being called an epidemic. that new designate means more than seven in 100 deaths in the country are caused by the fires. the hardest hit in the midwest, minnesota, 27 people died. in the east, pennsylvania, 22 dead. and down south, 22 people have perished in south carolina. pretty sobering given that this may be another six to eight weeks for the season. we "fivers" want to tell you how we are dealing with the there. greg is handling it from bed. he is recovering and he will be okay. kimberly, we have home medications. how are you handling it? >> kimberly: there are quite a few missing at 6:00 tonight. i could use this at my house. the little guy last night at 1:30, sure enough. started, you know, throwing up. the whole deal. we went to the doctor's office
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
may be starting to improve. the cdc is releasing new numbers that show high numbers at least declining in parts of the country. but it is still it, under line this still a very dangerous situation with widespread activity now reported in 48 states. the cdc's latest count shows 20 children have died across the country. we'll have a live report. >>> moving on, it could be one of the most shocking admissions in sports history. "usa today" reporting that cycling superstar lance armstrong will admit to doping in an upcoming interview with oprah winfrey. >> the evidence came out against him, a massive file of evidence came out against him in october. and then in the three months since then, he's been keeping a pretty low profile. and i think he's been deciding what to do about it. he's kind of cornered himself because for many years now, he's strenuously denied these doping allegations and with all the evidence that's come out against him, it's hard to deny it anymore. and he's making a calculated decision for himself personally, it's also i think a business decision for him becaus
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
. 47 of our 50 states now report widespread influenza activity. that's according to the cdc. that's three more states from just midweek this week. two more children have died from it, bringing the death toll just among children to 20 now. many doctors are reporting this year's illness is definitely more severe. and just like clockwork, here come the questions, and doubts about how effective this year's flu shot is at stopping it. our chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman, is here with us, just back from her tour of four hospital emergency rooms in three different states over four days. nancy, you've seen it from the front lines. >> i have, brian, and i think this is the time we get to address the numbers the federal government is reporting, and, in fact, what the states are doing. and it's the states that are really tracking this epidemic and the growing number of cases and deaths. and every day it's the doctors in offices, in local emergency departments, where the real story can be found. from the moment patients enter the emergency department at the hospital of the university
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
cancer. the cdc recommends all men and women into their 20s get the hpv vaccine. three doses over the course of at least six months. but for the vaccine to have the greatest benefit, the cdc recommends vaccinating both boys and girls beginning at ages 11 and 12. why so early? the vaccine needs to be given before a young person becomes sexually active to give the body a chance to build antibodies to fight hpv once a person is exposed. >> the belief is that the vaccine is an investment in the young person's future. and if we start to vaccinate people, and we only have 32% of girls vaccinated at this point, we'll see those rates drop over the next ten years or so. >> and perhaps keep the good news on cancer coming. nancy, thank you, as always. >>> we'll take a break. we're back in a moment with the big homecoming tonight on the jersey shore. >>> as you listen to congress fight over the funding for victims of hurricane sandy, remember this, and remember the story you're about to see. it's been 70 days since the storm, and today was move-in day for a lot of folks who were forced out of
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30am EST
learn more from the cdc on growing flu epidemic among children there have been 18 deaths reported so far this season. from coast to coast americans are waging a losing battle against the nasty flu strain. doctors overrun with patients are running low on flu shots and tests as the virus continues to spread. more than 180 million vaccine doses has been distributed worldwide but clinics can't keep up with demand. pharmacists are struggling to fill prescription drugs and schools across the country reports hundreds of children out sick. one school district in oklahoma canceled class after a quarter of the students became ill. >> when it hits you, it knocks you quick. >> one county in new york reports 2300 cases of the flu. last year at this time there, were 5 cases. cdc says the seasonal flu will cost businesses nearly 10 1/2 billion dollars in direct cost for hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults and that doesn't include sick pay and work delays and overall lost productivity. abc2news.com/flu is your place to go for all flu related questions you might have especially about th
FOX
Jan 11, 2013 4:25am EST
activity. the states in red on this map, the cdc is reporting the most severe cases of the flu. maryland and virginia are included and now the rush is on to get a flu shot causing many places to run out. the good news in all of this is that many places are getting new shipments of the vaccine within the next few days so keep checking. >> the cdc is expected to update the nationwide numbers on the number of flu cases today and those numbers could climb even higher. at last count, 18 children have died from the flu this season and more than 2,000 children are hospitalized. >> we have run out. we ordered about 12 or 1300 doses expecting it would be a rough year since last year was so mild and we ran out just about a week ago. >> doctors say emergency rooms should be a last resort since they are already seeing an overwhelming number of patients. >>> inova hospitals are scheduling extra flu vaccination clinics in response to the demand. there is one tomorrow at inova fairfax hospital from 9:00 a.m. until noon in the women's health atrium. if you still need to get your flu shot, chec
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
america's news headquarters. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. so the death toll grows. cdc releases numbers, 20 children have died and overall there are now 27 dead in minnesota, 22 in pennsylvania, 18 in massachusetts, 8 in oklahoma and six in illinois. nationwide the grim total may be higher since not all of the deaths are initially reported as linked to the flu. anna is following all this develop by the hour. live in the new york city newsroom. >> reporter: officials say the flu outbreak may be slowing, cuomo declared a state health emergency. flu has been reported in all states, 57 counties and all five boroughs. boston has been hit particularly hard. death toll stands at six including a child under the age of 6. stated public health officials say the flu's early arrival and fierce symptoms have caused patients to flood emergency rooms and a rush on vaccine. nationally officials say supplies are running low in some places, but vaccine is still available. nearly 130 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed and so far at least 112 million have been used. they say it's not too late t
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
live with more on all of this. >> reporter: we are anticipating a cdc tell louisiana briefing in about half an hour. while 47 states are now reporting wide-spread flu activity cdc officials are expected to balance this with some early indication that in some parts of the country, particularly the south that was hit hard by the flu very early in the season, that there are some early indications that flu activity is actually decreasing in some of these parts of the country. still, concerns over this year's moderate to severe flu season have prompted many patients to seek vaccination within the past couple weeks. listen. >> we are keeping up with the demands, we certainly have seen a much higher need for it this year versus last year, but we are doing our very best to keep all the clinics with all the age-appropriate flu vaccine dozes available to the population. >> also some perspective to give you on the reporting. cdc gathers data from the various state health departments. there is a one-week lag in the reporting, which is why often the numbers will not match some of the antidota
FOX
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
season is hitting our nation hard. the cdc reporting more than 40 states with widespread outbreaks. >> that number could go higher when the agency releases new numbers later today. fox5's sherri ly is live at washington hospital center this morning. sherri, how is our area faring? >> reporter: we already know the numbers are alarming across the country and here as well. people are swamping the hospitals, trying to get care. d.c. is reporting more than 300 confirmed flu cases. that's triple the number they had for all of last season. maryland and virginia are also reporting unusually high numbers and that's caused a run on the flu vaccine. doctor's offices and pharmacies are running short. some don't have any at all. the first cases showed up in this area in october. it's spreading fast. people are going to three and four places before they can find the vaccine. some health care providers who ran out do expect to get more in the next few days, but others aren't sure if they can get any more at all. >> the season started early this year, and we have a long ways to go, so. you know, s
ABC
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am EST
turning into a nasty flu season. the cdc saying there's widespread outbreaks practically everywhere in america. new numbers this morning. we're going to have practical advice for you from dr. jen ashton. >> not just the flu. but the whooping cough, as well. >>> this morning, mystery solved. we track down the man in the newly-discovered photo of young princess diana. the photo that was never supposed to be public. everybody's talk about this picture in the last couple days. >>> and true grit. the college football player who kept on playing. never missed a game, in fact. even during chemotherapy treatments. he beat cancer. last night, he led his team to the cotton bowl. coming up, the key role his mom played in all this. >>> and first, there's a lot of news overnight. and for that, we turn to ron claiborne. >> hi, dan. hi, bianna. trying to get in sync with you. we begin with the developing story overnight. lance armstrong's lawyer is denying a report that he, armstrong, is going to admit to doping. he has told associates and anti-doping officials he is considering publicly admitting
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
atlanta, where the cdc released the information. >> some are using the term "epidemic" the cdc avoids the term because each flu season is by nature an epidemic. while it remanes unclear how long this flu season will last and how severe it will become, the federal health officials insist it's not too late for americans to protect themselves. >> 47 states with widespread flu activity, cdc announced potential silver lining. flu cases are declining in some region, especially in the south which went to this season's flu season earlier than norm. epidemiologists won't know how accurate the data are until we move further from the holidays. >> a lot of clinics are closed and a lot of people don't go to the doctor or only go when they are sick. je to think about that when we look at the data. in a week or two, post holidays the data will smooth out a little bit to understand more about what is happening. >> the major flu virus is h3n2. it struck early in past years and often hitting hard. news report and stories from ant sick prompted in hold-out to get the last-minutebe flu shot. >> we
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 4:00am PST
about it on "weekends with alex witt." >>> a new report from the cdc declares the flu is epidemic. 47 american states reporting widespread outbreaks, but hope that the flu season could be peeking. dave gutierrez in an emergency room in brooklyn, new york. let's talk about doctors and how long they expect to see the flu activity. >> alex, good morning. that is a big question right now. doctors in many places aren't sure how long it will last. the cdc expects flu activity to last several more weeks. we're only halfway done with flu season. here in brooklyn, they are very busy. doctors saying that about a third of the kids that come to this area or come to this hospital are showing some signs of flulike symptoms, and in other parts, things improving slightly. in the south, we learned that there seems to be an indication that the flu season may have peeked. flu activity is leveling off. many parts of the country, 47 states reporting widespread instances of the flu. so far, 20 confirmed deaths of children, so right now this is still very serious, alex. >> absolutely. let's talk about f
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
cdc defines it as having four or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting. john roberts, he is live in atlanta which is home to the cdc. the feds sounding a serious warning here? >> they are sounding a serious warning. one of the reasons is because binge drinking could well beyond four drinks, average was six and most troubling was the prevalence among high school age girls. female high school students nearly 40% of them say they drink at some point during the average month. one in five high school students report binge drinking three times a month. it gets worse as they get older. by the time they reach the twelfth grade, two-thirds of students report binge drink. the problem is still very bad. one in five binge drink. white women reported the most and there is economic factor. highest prevalence making $57,000 a year or more. why is this all important? you alluded a little bit. 12,000 plus deaths per year among women because of binge drinking can lead to a terrible, violence, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, reduced brain function, unintended pregnancies and fetal alcohol syndrom
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 11:00am EST
parent out there. 18 children around the country have died from this disease. according to the cdc 41 states reporting widespread flu activity. since october, 2200 people in the hospital because of the flu. in fact, it's so bad in boston as we reported yesterday they declared a public health emergency there. robert bazell joins me more. the cdc is expected to come out with new numbers on this tomorrow. how bad is it expected to be with the new revelation of numbers? >> we have to put this in perspective. don't forget, we have the spine flu in 2009, and 2010, 289 children in total died. the cdc doesn't take track of adults. it would be possible to do that. in addition to the flu, there's a couple other things going on. there's a lot of other viruses circulated this time of year. so everything that is flooding emergency rooms is not just flu. it's also other respiratory diseases. one called norovirus which causes a lot of gastrointestinal problems. it's the flu season will not be as bad as 2003, 2004. will it peak in the next few weeks, but right now, it's pretty bad. >> for those who m
CNN
Jan 5, 2013 1:00am PST
data, i think that's probably from the old cdc studies. when those came out, the nra was upset and got congress to limit the funding. that's been a goal ever since because the nra argues those studies are biased and politically motivated. >> they talk about being 2.7 times more likely to be involved with homicide, 4.5 times or so more likely to be involved with suicide. one of the things about the whole notion of discrimination based on gun ownership, the affordable care act specifically says insurance companies can't discriminate period against gun owners or anybody, and we couldn't find evidence of that ever even being a problem. from the senators you have spoken to, is the broader issue that the nra lobbied for this because they want to separate guns from being a health issue? >> they argue, they say guns should not be considered a public health issue. they felt that researchers and doctors at the cdc and in the government have looked at guns as a pathogen, and they say that's unfair, that gun rights are protected in the second amendment, and that it shouldn't be that way. now, what
FOX
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am PST
. according to the cdc there is a shortage of the flu vaccine and tam ma flu for kids. the shortage blamed on an early start to the flu season and so many more cases of the flu. now according to the cdc between september and december more than 22,000 flu cases were reported. the cdc says this season could be the worst in a decade. and doctors say if you do get a flu shot, it takes up to two weeks for it to become effective. >>> the suspects in a bizarre plot in pittsburgh in the east bay can be released from jail by the end of the day. so far prosecutors have -- police say a young woman plotted with her lover and three others to commit a home invasion robbery. they say it was an attempt to scare the map and make him want to move out of the couples home. the plot turned deadly when the husband fatally stabbed the man that broke into the home. >>> two families are suing oikos university over last years deadly shooting rampage in oakland. seven people died when suspected gunman juan koe opened fire on the school. the lawsuit was filed in alameda county yesterday by families of two of the vict
CNN
Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
of cte. the nfl, both directly and in partnership with the nih, the cdc, and other leading organizations is committed to supporting a wide range of independent medical and scientific research that will both address cte and promote the long-term health and safety of athletes at all levels. >>> major league baseball announced today that starting this year, it's going to test players' blood for human growth hormone, called hgh, during the season. that's going to become the first american sport to do so. it's a significant tipping point. it comes a day after the announcement that for the first time since 1996, no one is getting inducted into the baseball hall of flame. "and the inductees are" -- and the page was empty. the three most well-known players up for induction, sammy sosa, barry bonds, have all been accused of using steroids. will these players eventually get into the hall of flame or not? here's the thing. there's a significant chance this year's snubs will never get enough votes, which could be a painful thing, given that it appears that they had total hall of fame c
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 11:00am EST
, the situation across this country may actually be starting to improve. the cdc just releasing brand-new numbers showing that those numbers that have been very high are declining in parts of the country, and maybe it's your part of the country. it is still a dangerous situation, though, just look at the map. the widespread activity has now spread to 47 states. the cdc's latest count shows that 20 children have now died across the usa, and if that is not bad enough, there are a few other less talked-about illnesses that are also sending a lot of people to the emergency room, those illnesses including whooping cough and a very nasty stomach bug, in fact, a norovirus, our senior medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen is in ft. worth, texas, and she's been tracking all three of these illnesses. i want to start with the most serious and the one creating the most headlines, this flu. so, we are seeing this slowdown that i just mentioned but the numbers are still high. put it in perspective for me, if you can today, elizabeth. >> reporter: do you know what, ashleigh, if you look overall at
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
country. they tell us they don't have a count of how many adults may have died. but the cdc estimates flu kills an average of 24,000 people a year. health experts say it's too soon to predict whether this year will be above average, but it certainly started way early. jonathan serrie is live in atlanta, home to the cdc. any word on an end to this? it sounds like it's getting better down south. >> well, you know, that's the strange thing. although flu is widespread in most states, there are early reports suggesting that flu activity may actually be decreasing in some parts of the country. including parts of the south. that could simply be because of lower reporting. people usually put off doctor visits during the holidays except in extreme emergencies. cdc officials say they need a couple more weeks before they can say for sure whether flu activity is actually decreasing in these parts of the country. shep. >> shepard: vaccine supply plentiful, right? >> it is plentiful but so -- there is so much demand for the vaccine now that the cdc is receiving reports of spotty shortages
FOX
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
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ABC
Jan 11, 2013 4:30am EST
step in. >> coming up this morning, new numbers out due today from the flu outbreak and cdc find out how it is spreading and what's being done to keep you and your family safe all ahead on this friday. >> i am megan pringle alongside charley crowson a lot to talk about today of course. we are going to mention a little football game that's happening tomorrow. for those of you heading to denver you want to know about the weather. but for those heading out the doors let's start there mike. >> what's going on? >> it's pretty chilly. 35 degrees. calm wind at around 7:26. 44 in baltimore city. outside the beltway into the 30s. fred list 38. the weather headlines -- frederick is 38. the weather headlines, it turns foggy tonight and turns into a mild ride through the weekend. temperatures into the 60s. notice the clouds on top of us now. back to the south and west, a big area of low pressure over parts of indianapolis drawing in the moisture and warmth to the south. notice some showers work on maryland's most powerful radar around roanoke and charleston and these are the showers in the viewi
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
his loyalties 1111111 >>> the cdc said a nationwide flu outbreak is spreading but now in fewer states. take a look at this map indicating california in green has not yet been hard hit but the outbreak is growing worse in states highlighted inî43Ñ re. tonight what is being done to prevent a major outbreak here. >> these doses are among last available at northern california kaiser facility autos we're running low z there are certain types of the flu vaccine. >> the state believes there is enough available through pharmacies and doctor offices but northern california kaiser patients have used most of the 1.35 million doses purchased by the hospital. >> we're looking to try to find vaccine still available on the market, most of the flu vaccine has been purchased in this country. >> there have been four deaths so far. two in exact an elder#4 patient. there is no rubbing tally of adult deaths cdc estimates there are about 24 thou thour -- 24,000 deaths per year, california in, green, has relatively few cases. tom has never in his life had a flu shot until today. doctors decided to
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >>> there is new research in from the cdc this week, showing an increase in the number of american women who binge drink. the number is now 1 in 8 women. so, we wondered, why the increase? and we want to show you some photos designed to give a warning about how this health problem can also change the way you look. abc's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: holly used to be one of them. as a teenager, she admits she used to go on wild drinking brings with her friends. >> disgusting. and you are encouraging each other, sitting there going, just, do it, do it, fast, and telling each other tips on how to drink it faster so you don't taste it. >> reporter: hold little's exploits among those featured if "faded." the cdc says 14 million women bring drink three times a month. drinking about six drinks each time. and the problem's worse overseas. the scottish government is attacking their growing we mall drinking problem with an app, offering this glimpse to women of what they'll look like if they keep drinking regularly. take your picture, say how much you drink and then see the results over years
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2013 10:20pm EST
per charge, particularly carl johnson from the cdc. and you found african colleagues to collaborate with them fellow belgians who came a little bit later after you've been there a while. tell me what you learned and 76 that guided you forward about international cooperation. >> i discovered where it came from, that means they had financially intact weekly were far inferior to what was available here in the u.s. where's i resented that he had isolated the virus and then the folks cdc came and said okay were taking over, so i resented that. it's absolutely true. but then i saw that i could learn so much. i really still grateful for him. it was not only the u.s., or deflating some of these jokes, there is a frenchman and a south african and a bridge and a belgian and some congolese and a plain. what happened, what do you do? the power of coming up from different perspectives, but i was very impressed by the technical superiority in strategic superiority of the american colleagues. so why was there i said i want to go to america and learn the next time we find a new virus, i can be in c
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am EST
-- an update from the cdc on the flu season. >> hello. oh my god. >> this is the video prank that has gone a barrel. a virginia man made it appear like nobody was inside his car and made it through various drivers. you have to check this out. good morning washington begins right now. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- rise and shine, washington. it is friday, january 11. >> agreed to have you along. we will start out what jacqui jeras and talk about temperatures, a little bit chilly. >> alert but cooler than yesterday. still not a lot to complain about. temperatures overall will be above average yet again for today. let's take a look our winds because we do have some of changing weather in the next 24 hours. cloudy skies are expected this afternoon with late date showers. you can expect that by your drive home. that should drive -- dry up overnight tonight. temperatures now 30 in manassas, 39 in d.c., 30 four in gaithersburg. -- 34 in gaithersburg. we will warm up to the upper 40's and more
ABC
Jan 12, 2013 8:00am PST
women as thieves get violent in an effort >> katie: cdc says a nationwide flu outbreak is spreading. california is green has not been hit yet. the outbreak is worse highlighted in red. heather ishimaru shows us what is being done to prevent a major outbreak here. >> these flu vaccines are last available at kaiser fafls. >> there are certain types of the vaccine we have no longer available. >> there is still enough available to pharmacies and doctors' offices but they have use most of the 3.5 million doses purchased by the hospital. >> we are looking to find vaccine that is still available on the market. most of flu vaccine have been purchased in this country. >> there have been four deaths so far in california. 20 children have died from the flu nationwide. cdc estimates there is about 24,000 deaths a year. it's severe is eastern states but california has relatively few cases. >> tom has never in his life had a flu shot as doctors express urgent care he decided to do it. >> my son got really sick. his dad, i'm deathly ill, he was sick for three days and was time for me to get vaccin
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
cdc told me that in high flu states, 70% to 80% of the coughs around you right now are from the flu. each cough, sneeze or conversation puts flu into the air and into your lungs. it lands on railings, in the diner. everyone touches the salt and pepper shakers. on the atm and on every door you touch. flu virus can survive two to eight hours on plastic or metal. parking meter. how many people have touched this one? like on the bus. if someone was flu touched this three hours ago, i could pick it up on my hand. hands take it to straight to the nose and mouth. watch this. we recorded a meeting and counted how many times people unconsciously touched their face. over 25 minutes, the highest number? 44. and there are new tools to track flu. social media, like that google flu tracker. a facebook app that tries to find which friend gave you the flu. and flu near you, which has 20,000 volunteers who are tracking their symptoms. down to their zip codes. >> you see influenza move from the south and california, but in fact, there really is nowhere to hide. >> reporter: office hotspot? the elevat
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 10:00am EST
bad as it is? guest: the cdc based in atlanta is the main agency of the federal government and in the world who doesn't disease tracking. they have capabilities of determining the relative percentage of visits and different types of clinics throughout the country that are related to what we call influenza-like influence -- and this is. they do testing among them to determine if it is influenza or another type of respiratory infection. what they have shown from the very beginning all of all of this is that we're having an upsurge in the number of percentages of visits that are related to influenza-like illness, and when you examine that, they successfully identified what kind of influence that it is, and they know really what this strain is. that is important. one of the things in this massive relatively sobering news is the good news is the influences strain circulating throughout society in the united states are very well matched to the vaccine that has been distributed, and that is a very powerful all demand for getting vaccinated against it, even though we are into january, it
CBS
Jan 11, 2013 7:00am PST
. the cdc is expected to release new numbers later today for an outbreak that is spreading across the country. this year's flu epidemic has hit the country hard and early. >> it seems like everyone around you is sick you're not alone. >> the flu numbers keep growing in minnesota. >> a lot of moms and dads are looking for flu shots for their kids. >> reporter: mississippi was first to report high flu activity in mid-november just six weeks later, 29 states did. adding to the misery manufacturers of tamiflu used to treat sick children and flu zone a widely used vaccine said supplies were running low or completely gone. this season's flu bug is particularly potent responsible for severe outbreaks in years past. >> there's something about the way the virus affects us that causes more disease and more inflammation inflammation. >> reporter: at massachusetts general hospital, the emergency room is packed and beds are full. how would you rate this season? >> this is certainly among the worst flu seasons that we've had and it's really pushing us to our breaking point. >> reporter: the vaccine
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
cdc is head qaur ird. -- headquartered. is that the term, jonathan. >> reporter: cdc is staying away from epidemic. the flu is high in some states flu is at epidemic proportions. in other areas the cdc says the flu is at ebb and flow. it may be showing signs of diminishing in some regions such as portions of the south. they're not calling this a national epidemic. they say the ebb and flow is typical of flu seasons and they are going to update us around the numbers around 10:00 this morning. so they are still urging people to go out and get vaccinated because flu may continue to be with us for the weeks ahead, even in these areas where the flu appears to be easing up somewhat. they say that especially children, the elderly and people with underlying health conditions should get vaccinated, bill. bill: what about the vaccinations? has it prompted an uptick in those flu vaccinations? >> reporter: all the media coverage and anecdotal stories you may have heard from family and friends how bad this year's flu is prompted a lot of people to go out to their doctors and drug stores. that has
CNN
Jan 10, 2013 2:00am PST
seeing rates of hospitalization, certainly higher than the last two years. >> the cdc says the flu strain going around is tougher to shake than usual, but the good news is the strain does match up well to the vaccine that's being given out nationwide. we will talk more about this flu and the spread coming up with elizabeth cohen in the next hour. >> is it too late to get a flu vaccine? >> never too late. >>> vice president biden revealing the white house is prepared to bypass congress to push through tough new gun control laws. that announcement coming hours before today's talks between biden's gun violence commission and gun rights groups, including the national rifle association. it is shaping up to be a long day for the vice president. later this morning he meets with sportsmen and wildlife groups. this afternoon it's representatives from gun owners groups, including the nra. tonight the entertainment industry weighs in on how violence in the media may be influencing the problem. when it is all said and done biden acknowledges his boss is prepared to use the powers of the presid
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